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In Center for Green Schools 02.1.2016

Best of Green Schools 2016 call for nominations

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is excited to announce its partnership with the Green Schools National Network to co-present the “Best of Green Schools 2016.” The Best of Green Schools recognizes the people, schools, campuses and organizations making a big difference in creating healthy, efficient learning environments for our students. 2015 was another fantastic year for the green schools movement. We have a lot to celebrate, and if not for the outstanding...

In Community 01.29.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: Join a volunteer committee at the February meeting

Looking for an opportunity to become more involved with promoting sustainability in the Washington, D.C., area? USGBC National Capital Region volunteer committees work year-round to make the D.C. region a greener, healthier place to live, work and play. Right now is an excellent time to get involved, because many committees are just ramping up their plans for 2016. The first step to getting involved is to contact the committee chair and attend a meeting. The list below, which includes committee...

In LEED 01.28.2016

Delve into USGBC’s 2015 Top 10 States for LEED

USGBC has just released the 2015 Top 10 States for LEED, which names the U.S. states leading the nation in 2015 in sustainable building design, construction and transformation. Now in its sixth year, this list is based on 2010 U.S. census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified in 2015. USGBC calculates the list using per capita figures to fairly compare states with significant differences in population and number of overall buildings. This...

In Media 01.27.2016

USGBC Announces the 2015 Top 10 Provinces and Municipalities in Mainland China...

Washington, D.C.—(January 27, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced the 2015 Top 10 Provinces and Municipalities in Mainland China participating in LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The Top 10 list highlights the provinces and municipalities in China making significant strides in sustainable building design and accelerating market transformation by bringing healthier buildings to the people of China. Shanghai topped the list, with over 2.4...

In Community 02.1.2016

A year of ADVANCEment: Go and serve

“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” —Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, Jan. 18, we celebrated the vision and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through service activities across the country. The goal of the MLK Day of service is to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Engage with the community USGBC Emerging...

In Community 01.29.2016

USGBC New York: Learn how to conquer the energy code in New York State

Urban Green Council, working in concert with NYSERDA and other partner organizations such as USGBC New York Upstate, invites all design professionals working in New York State to register for important classroom training. Based on the upcoming 2015 IECC, this course unveils the structure and rationale behind the energy code. Architects and engineers will learn how to navigate the various pathways to compliance and how to incorporate best energy conservation practices into their projects....

In Community 01.28.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: Green Schools Summit postponed

The USGBC National Capital Region Green Schools Summit has been postponed until fall 2016. We will communicate further details as they become available. Can't wait until the fall to get your local D.C. area green schools fix? Join our committee as we work year-round to make our schools greener, healthier places to learn and play. If you are interested in planning the summit or joining the committee, please email Suzi Warren. In the meantime, we encourage you to attend the National...

In Community 01.27.2016

USGBC National Capital Region: Calvary Women's Services ADVANCE Project

USGBC National Capital Region (NCR) Emerging Professionals are working with Calvary Women’s Services, an organization that provides housing, health, education and employment programs to homeless women in Washington, D.C., to make their facility and operations more sustainable, healthy and cost-effective. Using USGBC’s ADVANCE program as a guide, this process includes an integrated sustainability analysis of the facility, targeted fundraising and an execution of scope. The...

In Education 02.1.2016

LEED v4 education: location and transportation

The LEED v4 education suite focus this February is on location and transportation. This category (new to BD+C, ID+C and O+M projects) rewards thoughtful decisions about building location, with credits that encourage compact development, alternative transportation and connection to amenities such as restaurants and parks. In previous versions of LEED, location and transportation were addressed in the sustainable sites category. In LEED v4, sustainable sites specifically addresses on-site...

In Center for Green Schools 01.28.2016

Greening higher education: Q&A with Rachel Gutter

Last October, USGBC, along with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Second Nature, committed to more deeply collaborate on sustainability in higher education toward the goal of graduating more than 20 million “global sustainability citizens” across all majors by 2025. We interviewed leaders from each organization to get their take on what the commitment means to them, and the results...

In Community 01.28.2016

USGBC Georgia: 2016 High Performance Healthy Schools Recognition Day call for sponsors

USGBC Georgia is issuing a call for sponsors for our High Performance Healthy Schools Recognition Program. Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of Georgia schools, students, teachers and administrators who have participated in our mission to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable and healthy places to live, learn, work and play. Your sponsorship will be recognized not only on February 3, but throughout the year. You can also chose the level that best fits...

In LEED 01.26.2016

Infographic: Top 10 states for LEED in 2015

USGBC has just released the annual list of Top 10 States for LEED (view the press release). All the states that make up our Top 10 list have done an extraordinary job promoting LEED and making sustainable solutions a priority. The per capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2015. Join the conversation and share the good news! Congratulate your state, colleagues, legislators or yourself on...

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